Visual representations of late life

Bytheway, Bill (2003). Visual representations of late life. In: Faircloth, Christopher A. ed. Aging Bodies: Images and Everyday Experience. Walnut Creek, California, USA: AltaMira Press, pp. 29–53.



This chapter is part of a continuing series of analyses of images of later life.It focuses on the link between photographic image and text, comparing a published collection of the work of the celebrated American photographer, Imogen Cunnigham, and one edition of a UK magazine aimed at older people. It concludes that both offer the viewer an image of how old age might be different to the lived reality.

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